Sunday, December 27, 2015


For my artists friends that might need extra storage in their studios, plus a work surface, I wanted to show you the "flat" file storage I made using IKEA products. This is an easy and inexpensive way to create open shelves for flat storage. The shelves are 39" x 24" and separated by 6" legs and one set of 4" legs. The five shelves with 4 sets of 6" legs and one set of 4" legs create a total height of 35".
The shelves are Linnmon table tops that IKEA sells for $14 each. The legs are Capita adjustable legs. The 6" adjustable legs sell for $14 for four and the 4" sell for $12 for four. The added bonus is that this is a very portable, light weight system. Also the table tops come in other sizes, and more shelves could be added. I configured this to add up to the total height I wanted for a work surface.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Wishing you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy, Healthy 2016.

As the year draws to a close I am reminded of how thankful I am to God who gives me the ability and for those who have supported and encouraged me and critiqued and taught me.
Your support and patronage through the years is what has made this journey possible.

Patrons of the Arts 15 x 18 

I don't often paint the figure, and even though this painting was done several years ago it seemed to go nicely with what I wanted to say. This lovely couple, enjoying a day at the Milwaukee Art Museum, walking in sync; holding hands; swaying to and fro as if they had walked side-by-side for many years, and no doubt they had.

To the patrons of my art and to all patrons of the arts - THANK YOU for your support. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015


It is sad, but it should not come as a surprise, since troubled times were prophesied long ago.
The poor are becoming increasingly poor and losing hope.
The wealthy are becoming increasingly wealthy and greedy for more.
The middle class is diminishing and with it middle class values and morals.
We see increasing hatred and anger being spewed throughout 'social' media,
toward those who are different - different faiths, different races, different politics;
toward their brothers, their neighbors or a stranger.
As a nation we are becoming increasingly divided and filled with hate and bitterness.
Some statistics show there are enough firearms owned in the US to arm every man, woman, and child. I am fearful of the increasing rise in hatred and anger coupled with all the guns.
I am NOT fearful for my own life.....I believe that when my body dies I will live in the presence of my Creator and Savior God, forever.
I am fearful for others and for future generations.
May we as individuals refuse to take part in the increasing divisiveness.

 to a hurting world, a hurting nation, and our own neighbor.

Snow Covered Windfall 14 x 18"